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Our collection of 78 books.

  • Atrial Septal Defect
    Atrial Septal Defect
    Edited by P. Syamasundar Rao
    ISBN 978-953-51-0531-2,
    202 pages, April, 2012
    Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) are relatively common both in children and adults. Recent reports of increase in the prevalence of ASD may be related use of color Doppler echocardiography. The etiology of the ASD is largely unknown. While the majority o ...
  • The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    Edited by David C. Gaze
    ISBN 978-953-51-0534-3,
    492 pages, April, 2012
    The cardiovascular system includes the heart located centrally in the thorax and the vessels of the body which carry blood. The cardiovascular (or circulatory) system supplies oxygen from inspired air, via the lungs to the tissues around the body. It ...
  • Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis
    Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis
    Edited by Efrain Gaxiola
    ISBN 978-953-51-0561-9,
    152 pages, April, 2012
    Atherothrombosis has reached pandemic proportions worldwide. It is the underlying condition that results in events leading to myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and vascular death. As such, it is the leading cause of death worldwide manifested ma ...
  • Coronary Interventions
    Coronary Interventions
    Edited by Neville Kukreja
    ISBN 978-953-51-0498-8,
    252 pages, April, 2012
    Given the prevalence of heart conditions in modern populations, new techniques for treating patients are highly warranted. This book will be required reading for researchers and healthcare practitioners, as it offers assessments of complications, the ...
  • Tachycardia
    Edited by Takumi Yamada
    ISBN 978-953-51-0413-1,
    212 pages, March, 2012
    Heart rates are normally controlled by a natural pacemaker, the sinus node, and normal heart rhythm is called sinus rhythm. Tachycardia is defined as a faster heart rhythm than normal sinus rhythm. Tachycardias can cause symptoms such as palpitations ...
  • Cardiotoxicity of Oncologic Treatments
    Cardiotoxicity of Oncologic Treatments
    Edited by Manuela Fiuza
    ISBN 978-953-51-0273-1,
    194 pages, March, 2012
    The possibility of getting a cardiovascular disease or cancer increases with advancing age. At the same time, relevant improvements in cancer therapy have resulted in the improvement of quality of life and the increasement of the survival rate of suc ...
  • Microangiopathy
    Edited by Raimondo De Cristofaro
    ISBN 978-953-51-0419-3,
    92 pages, March, 2012
    Microangiopathies are pathological processes causing degenerative disorders of small vessels. The circulatory problems caused by microangiopathies may be responsible for failure of individual or multiple organs. These pathological processes are indee ...
  • Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Factors
    Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Factors
    Edited by Mehnaz Atiq
    ISBN 978-953-51-0321-9,
    524 pages, March, 2012
    Among the non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in both the developed and the developing countries. The spectrum of risk factors is wide and their understanding is imperative to prevent t ...